Tuesday, 29 April 2014
Sunday, 27 April 2014
Saturday, 26 April 2014
Today was submission day for the Annual Hertford Open Exhibition, always so enjoyable.
The judges, l to r, Paul Curtis, Ronald Maddox and Davida MacDonald, soon got down to business, awarding 'A', 'D' , or 'X' for each painting, although it actually worked out that Ron had the deciding vote because Paul and Davida were totally opposed every time! Or so it seemed,
Best Painting Overall
Best Abstract....What?...no it isn't an abstract!
Best friend, Stella Green achieved three 'A' s for her 'Tulips'
I did all right, getting five of my six paintings accepted although it was my favourite one which was chucked out!
Sorry about the very poor photos.
Thursday, 24 April 2014
While chatting on Skype to Linda yesterday, she took a couple of snaps of me and then today painted a portrait using one of the photos for reference. I have to say that I wasn't expecting this! No doubt it is me though, is there? I love the freedom and expression, Linda is no timid wallflower! Live and learn.....next time someone points a camera at me I shall keep a straight face!
My own efforts today have been rather timid, though, in comparison.............
Steph 10" x 12" Oil WIP Block in
Not such a good likeness yet, but that will come. Happy so far.
Linda with Fedora 16" x 20" Oil
Monday, 21 April 2014
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
Look At You! 26" x 18" (approx.) Charcoal
Made a start on another SP! Happy so far, but I saturated it with fixative, which ran, 8( , and meant I had to leave it until completely dry.
So I did this..........
Hood 10" x 12" Charcoal
Monday, 7 April 2014
Saturday, 5 April 2014
I continued work on the oil, but wasn't happy.....so out came the charcoal.........
Neither are 'loose' enough, there is no movement or life or soul! I need to work from the mirror rather than a photo, I think.